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Hello Maria,

This has nothing to do with a tattoo, but am seeking assistance with a finding out what this means in the English language. Can You help?


"Fortitudo Ex Adversitate"

Thank You

Vincent Bridge


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Hello,

"Fortitudo Ex Adversitate" means:”Strenght from adversity”, in the sense that one  draws his/her strength from a difficult or unlucky situation, as I’ve said in one of my recently  answered questions (View my past answers).

Note that:

-FORTITUDO (nominative, 3rd.declension) = strength as strength of mind  that allows us to endure adversity  with courage.

-EX (preposition which takes the ablative case)=from

-ADVERSITATE (ablative singular of the noun ADVERSITAS, 3rd.declension) =adversity.

Best regards,

Maria

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